History is headed somewhere

It can be pretty discouraging to look at the world sometimes. The course of human history often looks aimless. Or if it is headed somewhere, it isn’t somewhere good.

But that’s not what Jesus says. He’s got this whole thing figured out, because he’s coming back. He going to raise the dead. Everyone who trusts in him will be with God in a glorious existence forever.

It’s all going to be okay in the end for those who believe in Jesus. More than okay. While it might seem pretty discouraging now, history is headed somewhere. Somewhere really good.

That’s encouraging.

“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).

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